Many students who have studied Informatics Practices in Class 12 have been facing troubles while taking admissions to undergraduate programmes. To put an end to this, University Grants Commission (UGC) has asked universities to recognise the CBSE-offered computer programmes from the upcoming session.
"CBSE offers three computer-based courses to students of classes 11 and 12-Computer Science, Informatics Practices and Multimedia and Web Technology. These subjects are offered under academic stream and have curriculum specifications that are compatible with major subjects in science, having theory and practical components," UGC said in a letter to Vice Chancellors, PTI reported.
"It is important that important consideration may be accorded while admitting the students to undergraduate courses. You are requested to take appropriate action for recognition of these subjects for the purpose of admission of students to degree programmes," it added.
The communication by the University Grants Commission (UGC) has come after a request made by CBSE to issue necessary instructions to varsities in this regard so that students willing to take admission in various progarmmes do not face difficulties in pursuing higher studies.
The concern had been raised by students and parents in previous years too, when the Delhi University (DU) announced to deduct 2.5 per cent from the aggregate marks of those aspirants who had opted for Informatics Practices. However, during the last cut-off issued in 2014, it had revoked the criteria, following a request by the then CBSE Chairman, Vineet Joshi who had termed the guideline as 'unfair' and 'discriminatory'.